lost property

a) A help desk or department in a store, mall, or other such facility where customers who have lost an item can inquire as to whether it has been found and turned in; a lost and found.
b) Property that is found in such a state as to make it likely that the original owner unintentionally ceased to be in possession of the property, and would be unable to locate the property.

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  • LOST PROPERTY — (Heb. avedah u meẓi ah; lit. lost and found ). The Basis of the Law Lost property, called avedah, is property which has passed out of its owner s possession and whose whereabouts are unknown to him. Both criteria must exist together for the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • lost property — see property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lost property n …   Law dictionary

  • lost property — n [U] BrE 1.) things that people have lost or accidentally left in a public place, which are kept until someone collects them 2.) also Lost Property a place where these things are kept until someone comes to claim them American Equivalent: lost… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lost property — noun uncount BRITISH 1. ) possessions that people have accidentally left in a public place that are kept until they come and claim them 2. ) LOST AND FOUND …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lost property — 1) N UNCOUNT Lost property consists of things that people have lost or accidentally left in a public place, for example on a train or in a school. Lost property should be handed to the driver. 2) N UNCOUNT Lost property is a place where lost… …   English dictionary

  • lost property — noun BrE 1 (U) things that have been found in public places because people have lost or forgotten them 2 (C) also lost property office BrE a place where these things are kept until someone comes to claim them; lost and found …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lost property — Property which the owner has involuntarily parted with, through neglect, carelessness or inadvertence, and does not know where to find or recover it, not including property which he has intentionally concealed or deposited in a secret place for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lost property — something that has been lost; (British) lost and found, place where lost items are kept until someone claims them …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lost property — Personal property from which the owner has involuntarily parted through neglect, carelessness, or inadvertence. Danielson v Roberts, 44 Or 108, 74 P 913. Property casually and unknowingly dropped by the owner. Flood v City Nat. Bank, 218 Iowa 898 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • lost property — UK / US noun [uncountable] British 1) possessions that people have accidentally left in a public place that are kept until they come and claim them 2) a room where possessions that people have accidentally left in a public place are kept until… …   English dictionary

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